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YOU NEVER KNOW

See them all,You never know who they would become,Playing around the house,You never know who they could become,They were in a class,You never know who they could become,They fought themselves,You never know who they could become,They argued meaninglessly,You never know who they could become,They have their divergent viewsYou never know …

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IMAGINE MYSELF

Waking up to imagine myself, Myself as the husband of a lady, The lady is my wife, My wife is the mother of my child, My child as ours. Waking up to imagine myself, Myself told stories of my wife’s pregnancy tales, Tales that made us bond, Bond so much …

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FROM MILE 2

Synopsis: This is a play narrating the ordeal of commuters in Lagos, Nigeria after a very stressful day. It’s a single scene script. Locale: A rickety bus. Characters Tajudeen- the bus driver Wasiu- the conductor Pastor- a commuter with good diction Iya Ibeji- a commuter with typical Yoruba accent, pregnant, …

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CUSTOMER DICTATORSHIP

Customer Dictatorship is my new term, you can’t imagine that evolving out of today’s customer behavioural pattern. I have read in the times an article titled, THOSE WHO COME TO YOU BECAUSE OF PRICE, WILL GO AWAY BECAUSE OF PRICE. Yes, unbeatable this can be true but at the same …

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PRAYER OF A WOMAN (EXCERPT)

PRAYER 10 This same belly, Making people pity me, From one corner to the other, I am the talk of the town, Iya ibeji, they say, Eledumare knows the member, No power will be successful on this pregnancy, I wish to be free soon, Ha!Ha!Ha! Ko ro’run. People want to …

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HIS SWEAT, THEIR GAIN.

Standing to see if changes will come, He’s willing to sweat, Allow his pores to react, He wants his bones To feel the dignity of labour, All to no avail. Some don’t want to work, He wants to work, Hard work satisfies, Get the opportunity to toil, Toil all day …

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VINDICATION

The gallant removal of self, Wiping off traces of blame, Leave it out, Not for me. The big brothers to excuses, The liberator of the accused, The long rope to justice. Never the deed of an angel, Two people never lose a lie: The listener either knows or not, Definitely, …

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TENÍ BÉGI LÓJÙ, IGI Á RÚWÉ

IGI Á RÚWÉ Igi á rúwé, Dandan ni! Igi le ge! E o fà á tu! Té ò bá tíì rí gbòngbò fà tu! Èmi ò pin! Ìse ò tán! Èyí té e se ò sòro! Esè méjì lo seyin! A fi méjì tèsìwájú! Aseni se ara rè! Ó rò …

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ETYMOLOGY: PREFIX AND SUFFIX AS THE VARIANT OF YORUBA NAMES

The Yoruba race has many oral account of how it can into being, some of which include the migration of Oduduwa from Mecca, the creation by Olodumare himself and many others. With all these, people were given names based on the cultural, political and religious background of the age. Names …

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